Science Tech  /  Published 18.01.21

Odysseys to Orbit

About a month after the new year has started on Earth, three spacecraft will pull into the vicinity of Mars. These explorers, which launched in July last year, will be heralds of a busy year of space ...
By Michael Roston in

Science Tech  /  Published 21.12.20

Star Light

The universe is a shade too bright. That might be the last news you expected to hear toward the darkening end of a dark year. But that is what a band of astronomers has discovered, using cameras on th...
By Dennis Overbye in

World  /  Published 17.11.20

Making space travel mundane

It’s not yet the same as hopping on commuter flight from New York to Washington or renting a car from Avis, but Sunday’s launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station in a c...
By Kenneth Chang, Allyson Waller in New York

India  /  Published 07.11.20

ISRO launches earth observation satellites

India successfully launched its latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine international customer spacecraft on board a Polar rocket from the spaceport here on Saturday, in its first mission t...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Sriharikota

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.20

Moon ahoy: Water on lunar surface

Much like the wise men and women who spout them, quotes are not blessed with immortality. Famous utterances, therefore, lend themselves to not only new interpretations but also to — some say sac...
By The Editorial Board in


India  /  Published 27.10.20

First direct evidence of water on Moon

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 11.10.20

Black hole’s Nobel stamp

Hawking inverted the logic of Penrose’s theorem on collapsing matter and theorised that the expanding universe is the result of matter emanating out of a singularity. This singularity is avoidab...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.20

Justice is served: Digitization of the judiciary

Sir — The Hubble Space Telescope recently caught the fading of a supernova that was located 70 million light-years away. That the telescope — which is soon to be replaced with a more moder...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.20

Standing tall: Lessons in leadership

The late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam liked to tell stories with morals. A story he was particularly fond of related to the launch of a satellite by the Indian Space Research Organisation in July 1979. Kalam wa...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Science Tech  /  Published 20.09.20

Nightflight to Venus

High in the toxic atmosphere of the planet Venus, astronomers on Earth have discovered signs of what might be life. If the discovery is confirmed by additional telescope observations and future space ...
By Shannon Stirone, Kenneth Chang and Dennis Overbye in


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